Health update

As many friends know, I was hospitalized earlier this month with irregular heartbeat and elevated liver functions, and have been waiting for a final diagnosis. My symptoms suggested hepatitis or Lyme disease. But additional tests just came in, and it turns out I don’t have hepatitis or Lyme disease. I have a dual infection – ehrlichia (a tick-born disease similar to Lyme) and bartonella (can also be carried by ticks). I’m on appropriate antibiotics and within a couple weeks should be back to 100%. It’s a relief to finally know what the problem is … and I’m grateful for great medical care.